‘DATBLYGU 1985-1995’ is a brilliant primer collection for any curious music fans eager to hear what is generally regarded as the first truly modern Welsh language band. Famously covered by the Super Furry Animals on their revolutionary MWNG album. This collection includes the original ‘Y Teimlad'(The Feeling) alongside 19 knockout tracks that trace the cultural revolution started by the band in the mid eighties through to their messy demise at the height of ‘Cool Cymru’. The magic of the band lies in the fact that the songs communicate themselves to the listener through the sheer power of David R.Edwards’s powerful vocal style and the band’s uncompromising musicality. Language is not an issue. Marvel as this compilation allows us to hear how they dragged Welsh language music and culture out of the dark and onto ‘The Tube’, through several John Peel Radio Sessions and into the indie charts and all the while influencing generations of Welsh musicians to come.
Included are all the Ankst, Ofn and Anhrefn singles, the complete Christmas album (Blwch Tymer Tymor – Season Temperament Box), rare compilation tracks and an exclusive written introduction by Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys.
1. Y Teimlad
2. Nefoedd Putain Prydain (Cam o’r Tywyllwch-1985 – Recordiau Anhrefn)
3. Hollol, Hollol, Hollol
4. Cyn Symud i Ddim (Gadael yr Ugeinfed Ganrif -1986 – Recordiau Anhrefn)
6. Casserole Efeilliaid
7. Firws i Frecwast
8. Mynd (Hwgr Grawth-Og – 1986 – Recordiau Anhrefn)
9. Brechdanau Tywod (Dyma’r Rysait – 1988 – Recordiau Ofn)
10. Merch Ty Cyngor (Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau – 1990 – Recordiau Ankst)
11. Pop Peth (Pop Peth – 1990 – Recordiau Ofn)
12. Santa a Barbara
13. Sdim Eisiau Esgus
14. Sgorio Dafydd Iwan Dyn Eira
15. Ga i Fod Sion Corn
16. Asid Amino
17. 3 Tabled Doeth ( Blwch Tymer Tymor – 1991 – Recordiau Ankst)
18. Maes E (Maes E – 1992 – Recordiau Ankst)
20. Alcohol (Putsch – 1995 – Recordiau Ankst)
To coincide with the appearance of this remastered compilation the band (David R.Edwards and Pat Morgan) will be performing live as part of the CAM Festival in Cardiff on April 25th – this will be their first performance in over 20 years.
Details here – http://www.wmc.org.uk/WhatsOn/CAMfest/